1. Spice It up with Fall-Themed Dishes
The spices come out in the fall, and you should definitely be adding some of them to your BBQ and grilled dishes. It can be great for your health and also your chicken, steak, corn, and more. You can easily transform the taste of meat with a dry rub seasoning of some of your favorite spices. Don’t forget the pumpkin pie for dessert and the pumpkin beer to wash it all down with.
2. Use Fish and Turkey, and a Lot of It
We know that the classic grilling standards are burgers, steaks, ribs, and even lamb chops. While you don’t have to take these off the menu, you can make it an interesting cookout affair by adding a few fish or even some turkey. Whole fish, like trout, can be cooked at a low temperature with some smokey heat for extra flavor, while the turkey can be cooked on a charcoal or gas grill.
3. Add on the Fall Vegetables
The fall season is considered to be harvest season, which means that you’ll have a large selection of vegetables to choose from. You can complete your meal of glazed chicken wings with a side of squash skewers, caramelized pears, or even tomatillos for a rich and warm scheme and delicious flavor.
4. Don’t Forget the Fall Decorations
Another benefit of autumn is that you can go crazy with decorations. From Halloween decor to Thanksgiving cornucopias, the options are endless. Whether you’re thinking about going all out or just adding a few cozy decorations, nothing is off-limits. If you’re planning on hosting a barbecue outdoors, you can decorate with candles, broomsticks, pumpkins, and more. Staying in the fall color theme with yellows, oranges, browns, and reds can definitely help. Also, think about adding a spicy scent indoors to complete the vibe.
5. Expand the Menu with Fall Drinks
What’s a barbecue without drinks? An easy and delicious drink to add to your grilling table is a bowl of punch or even some sangria. You can also stock up on a nice selection of red and white wines or even choose to have it be a BYOB (bring your own bottle) and make the rules “fall-inspired”.